DescriptionRace condition in mount.vmhgfs in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) in VMware Workstation 7.1.x before 7.1.4, VMware Player 3.1.x before 3.1.4, VMware Fusion 3.1.x before 3.1.3, VMware ESXi 3.5 through 4.1, and VMware ESX 3.0.3 through 4.1 allows guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS by mounting a filesystem on top of an arbitrary directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs631506

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
open-vm-tools (PTS)buster2:10.3.10-1+deb10u2fixed
buster (security)2:10.3.10-1+deb10u6fixed
bullseye (security)2:11.2.5-2+deb11u3fixed
bookworm (security)2:12.2.0-1+deb12u2fixed
sid, trixie2:12.3.5-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[lenny] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Contrib not supported)
[squeeze] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Contrib not supported)

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